This tool provides patients with information on how well the hospitals in their area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or surgical infection prevention. This information helps the patient, the health care provider, family, and friends compare the quality of care provided in the acute-care hospitals (general hospitals) and critical access hospitals (small, remote hospitals) that agree to submit data on the quality of certain services they provide for certain conditions.
This site allows the consumer to:
Hospitals can be searched by:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Hospital Quality Alliance
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Benchmarking/Comparative Data; Guideline-Related; Patient/Medication safety
Last updated: April 11, 2008.
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